Lucasfilm has released a new promo for Star Wars Forces of Destiny which reveals the premiere date for the upcoming animated series.
Star Wars Forces of Destiny is a series of eight 2-D animated female led shorts that will highlight the female heroes of the Star Wars galaxy. The series will cross over with the films as it features a short set within Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Rey and BB-8 journey to Nima Outpost on Jakku. Another short set within Episode VII will see Rey, Han Solo, Chewbacca and Finn on board the Millenium Falcon as Rey disarms an explosive tracking device secretly placed on the ship by the junkboss Unkar Plutt.
The new promo offers glimpses at several of the upcoming shorts that will focus on everyday heroism. In addition to new adventures with Rey, Forces of Desinty also features Princess Leia teaming up with Sabine Wren as well as Hera Syndulla for an adventure with Han Solo and the Ewoks on the forest moon of Endor. In the case of Jyn Erso, her short will obviously take place before the end of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
The promo also reveals Ahsoka Tano’s short will include both Yoda and Anakin Skywalker. You can check it out below.
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Star Wars Forces of Destiny will feature the voices of Daisy Ridley as Rey, Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, Tiya Sircar as Sabine Wren, Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano, Vanessa Marshall as Hera Syndulla, and Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata. In addition, Shelby Young will take on the role of Princess Leia due to the untimely passing of Carrie Fisher and Catherine Taber is taking over for Natalie Portman as the voice of Padmé Amidala.
Disney will premiere the series on the network’s YouTube channel July 3 followed by the series premiere on the Disney Channel July 9. The series is also set to be joined by an additional eight shorts in a pair of TV specials airing on the Disney Channel in the fall.